26 Jul 2015

Lucy Sussex - Crime Blockbuster

From Sunday Morning, 11:05 am on 26 July 2015

Lucy SussexNew Zealand-born Lucy Sussex has written Blockbuster! the story of Fergus Hume and his book, The Mystery of a Hansom Cab - the biggest and fastest-selling detective novel of the 1800s and Australia's first literary blockbuster.

Hume sold the copyright for just 50 pounds, missing out on a fortune when the book became a run-away success and later helped to define the genre of crime fiction.